Launch of Argyll and Bute Report: Traditional Music and the Creative Economy

After spending much of this year thinking, interviewing and writing about the creative economy for traditional music in Argyll and Bute, Scotland, I am delighted to announce that Dr Jasmine Hornabrook and I have launched our final report. Please do go and read it, there are numerous recommendations based on our fieldwork and survey of … Continue reading Launch of Argyll and Bute Report: Traditional Music and the Creative Economy

Come to launch of new report 2nd October, Ardfern, Argyll

After an exciting year of research on the creative economy in Argyll and Bute, we (Dr Simon McKerrell and Dr Jasmine Hornabrook) will be launching the final report and recommendations at Craignish Village Hall in Ardfern, Argyll and Bute.   For more information, see: https://research.ncl.ac.uk/musicinargyll/  To RSVP, please go to: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/report-launch-traditionalmusic-the-rural-creative-economy-in-argyll-tickets-49648715645

One-day Ethnomusicology AND Policy conference, 2015.

British Forum for Ethnomusicology One-day Conference 2015  Final Programme is available here for download ‘Ethnomusicology and Policy’ International Centre for Music Studies (ICMuS), Newcastle University. Date: Saturday 31st October 2015     Ethnomusicology holds an extended and substantial history of engagement with, and contribution to, public policy. This conference acknowledges that history, and points to … Continue reading One-day Ethnomusicology AND Policy conference, 2015.

Short turnaround Postgraduate Bursary Newcastle Uni

We have recently received funds to support an outstanding student at postgraduate level--please do pass this on to anyone you think might benefit from studying with us at Newcastle University: Deadline 7th September 2018!   Elsie Jeffery Memorial Bursary for Masters study at the International Centre for Music Studies, Newcastle University   VALUE OF AWARD … Continue reading Short turnaround Postgraduate Bursary Newcastle Uni

Banjo Gathering CfP

THE BANJO GATHERING 1998-2018 The 20th Anniversary Banjo Gathering Birthplace of Country Music Museum, Bristol, Virginia Thursday, November 1 - Sunday, November 4, 2018 We are delighted to announce that the 20th Anniversary Banjo Gathering will take place at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol, Virginia, on November 1 to 4, 2018. Since 1998, … Continue reading Banjo Gathering CfP

Long term project outputs page published USM

I have moved all the basic information from the Understanding Scotland Musically AHRC Early Career Fellowship Pages, over to this site now, it is available: Understanding Scotland Musically AHRC Research Project page This includes the output summary and the basic findings from the research survey which are now available for the long term on this … Continue reading Long term project outputs page published USM

New Book out now!

Finally after a long process, my new book with Gary West is out! https://www.routledge.com/Understanding-Scotland-Musically-Folk-Tradition-and-Policy/McKerrell-West/p/book/9781138205222 The book came initially out of the 2014 conference we ran here at Newcastle University--Understanding Scotland Musically, supported by the AHRC. The final book has 19 chapters with some great contributions: 1 Understanding Scotland Musically Simon McKerrell & Gary West   … Continue reading New Book out now!

Keynote this week at Football Conference, Limerick

I'm travelling over to Limerick today to be part of an exciting conference on the sociologies of football and music: The Football Collective Conference Limerick 23-24 November 2017 I'll be speaking about the power of metaphor in football music and conflict. Football is rich in metaphor and rich in social belonging and division. My particular … Continue reading Keynote this week at Football Conference, Limerick

Upcoming Talk this Wednesday Glasgow Uni practice as research

Memory, Music and Movement An AHRC-North Atlantic Fiddle Convention (NAFCo) Networking Project Wednesday 15 November, 5.15pm University of Glasgow (14 University Gardens, Glasgow G12 8QH, Room 2) ‘Prolegomena to Practice-Based Research in Traditional Music’, Simon McKerrell   Wednesday 6 December 2017, 4.00pm Newcastle University, the International Centre for Music Studies (ICMuS, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU) … Continue reading Upcoming Talk this Wednesday Glasgow Uni practice as research